As I've mentioned before, I love a cold smoothie first thing in the morning. On this particular day I went for a green smoothie, you know, to get my greens in! Since I am still fairly new to the world of green smoothies, I decided to turn to the Oh She Glows Cookbook for a recipe. I followed the Tropical Beauty Green Monster recipe, which combines water, baby spinach, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, fresh lime juice, and ice. I omitted the ginger from the recipe because I'm personally not a fan. I actually quite liked this green smoothie, it was really tropical and refreshing, and I really couldn't taste the spinach.
For lunch I made vegan pizza & fries, which were super yummy! For the pizza base I used a thin pita, pasta sauce (we were out of actual pizza sauce & tomato paste!), and a sprinkle of garlic powder and chili flakes. Then I sliced up one of Field Roast's Mexican Chipotle Simulated Sausage, and added half to my pizza and the other half to Dylan's. These sausages are absolutely incredible, and the Mexican Chipotle flavour has a real spicy kick to it. It was Dylan's idea to add the sausage to the pizza, and I think that it worked incredibly well. I just quickly heated the sausage up in a frying pan without oil, and voila, you're done! I then shredded up Daiya's Smoked Gouda Style Farmhouse Block, and sprinkled that generously all over my pizza. I really love these new Farmhouse Blocks, I think that they're some of the best vegan cheese that I've ever had, and they're a real step up from Daiya's previous cheese blocks. Next I added quite a bit of pineapple - I didn't any fresh so I had to use canned pineapple. Personally, I don't think that a pizza is ever complete without pineapple, but I've been told that this is a bit controversial! Finally I sprinkled on some nutritional yeast for some extra cheesy flavour and a boost of vitamin B12. And what's pizza without fries? I'll eat potatoes any time
A better look at the toppings!
That lunch held me over for quite a while, but I did have a Bartlett Pear as a very light snack!
For dinner I went the easy route, and reached for a bag of Gardein's Barbecue Wings. Gardein makes some really incredible mock meat products, and their Barbecue Wings are no exception! I paired these "wings" with some white rice, steamed broccoli, and peaches & cream corn. I recently bought a rice cooker, so it was super easy to cooked the rice and steam the broccoli at the same time! The Barbecue Wings are also really easy to make - just heat them up in a frying pan, and add the sauce packet. Dinner really doesn't get much easier than that.
Well there you have it! Another documented day of vegan eating! I hope you've gotten some food inspiration from this post, or at least some kind of idea of what a typical vegan eats in a normal day. Remember to check back next Tuesday for another What I Ate In A Day post!